Contributed by the Gilroy Police Department:
Several community members and businesses contacted detectives from the Anti-Crime Team regarding what they believed was an indoor marijuana cultivation operation in recent weeks.
The area is an industrial complex with a non-descript store front on the 5900 block of Obata Way. Detectives began an investigation and confirmed the information they had received. The detectives presented a Santa Clara County Superior Court judge with the evidence in the case.
The judge authorized a search warrant for the location and on March 3 at about 9:30 p.m., Gilroy Police officers detained four suspects as they were leaving the indoor garden. The men in question are Harry Sorensen, 69, Harry M. Sorensen, 44, and Daniel Genovese, 37, all of San Jose, along with Theodore Borns, 56, of Campbell.
The search warrant was executed and detectives located a sophisticated indoor marijuana cultivation operation. Several small trailers were erected inside of the facility which was approximately 6,000 square feet. The trailers had marijuana in varying stages of processing. Chemicals and other related materials were also present. Detectives seized the suspected marijuana, records and other evidence.
The investigation yielded a total of nearly 250 pounds of useable marijuana.
Once the investigation is complete, it will be presented to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office for review and filing of criminal charges.
Anyone with additional information is urged to contact Det. Delfino of the Anti-Crime Team at (408) 846-0350. For any media inquiries please call (408) 846-0347.